Dan Pratt Quartet

Originally from Saratoga, CA, Brooklyn based tenor saxophonist and composer Dan Pratt is a graduate of Berklee College, and the Thelonious Monk Institute, where he studied with Herbie Hancock, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano.

Dan’s sideman credits include Jimmy Smith, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade, in venues such as Birdland, the Great American Music Hall, and The White House in Washington, DC.

He has released three cds as a leader, "Toe the Line" and "Springloaded" by the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet (with Mark Ferber, Alan Ferber, and Jared Gold), and "The Arrival", co-led with trumpeter Erik Jekabson.

He has written music for sextet, nonet, and an adventurous new suite for tenor sax, harp, and string quartet. His most anticipated project, though, is a quartet recording of all new compositions featuring Christian McBride on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, to be released in 2014.

Dan appeared here previously with the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet, and the Dan Pratt Quartet.

"The complete package…one of the most tremendous new saxophonists around today." -- Christian McBride


Pianist Nick Lamb is a sophomore at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Nick has performed in 7 countries at many of the world’s major Jazz Festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Monterey, and Umbria. He has won a total of 9 Downbeat Magazine awards including Best Original Composition (2012), and Best High School Combo (2011 and 2012).

Nick is an alumnus of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (2012), and has studied with Fred Hersch, Martin Bejerano, Peter Horvath, Susan Muscarella, and Taylor Eigsti.


A native of Berkeley, California, bassist Noah Garabedian holds a BA in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, and a Master's in Music Performance from NYU. In 2006 he was awarded a John Coltrane National Scholarship, and in 2007 was a finalist for the Thelonious Monk Institute.

As a sideman, Mr. Garabedian has worked with Ravi Coltrane, Josh Roseman, Ralph Alessi, Andrew D'Angelo, Myron Walden, Ben Perowsky, Julian Pollack, The Amigos Band, as well as his own sextet Big Butter And The Egg Men.

In March of 2014, Mr. Garabedian will be representing the US State Department on a seven-week tour of Southeast Asia with The Amigos Band, where they will be performing and teaching in several countries.


Drummer Evan Hughes was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and was part of the prestigious Berkeley High School Jazz program. He participated in both the San Francisco Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Big Band, and the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Orchestra.

At NYU, he studied with Joe Lovano, John Scofield, George Garzone, Brian Lynch, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, Billy Drummond, and Dafnis Prieto.

He has participated in tours of Europe, Japan, Abu Dhabi and Costa Rica, and played at prestigious New York City jazz clubs such as The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Smalls, and The Jazz Gallery.

Since graduating NYU, Evan has worked closely with multi-grammy winning producer and composer Don Sickler, and continues to tour with longtime musical partner Julian Waterfall Pollack.